Originally posted by TXHawk:
Originally posted by kray28:
I don't think you understand the concept of economic discrimination.
I do. Selling a product on a regional basis rather than a national or international basis is not economic discrimination. Companies do it all the time. There was nothing that excluded anyone, including 49ers fans, from attempting to buy tickets within the region they were made available. There's no law that requires a product to be universally available everywhere.
This is a frivolous lawsuit that will get laughed out of court in the unlikely event it ever gets that far.
When the NFL benefits from local, state and federal tax subsidies, the case for discrimination is more acute. Furthermore, the product that was being fielded wasn't just the Seahawks, it was also the 49ers. What right does the NFL or the Seahawks have to keep 49er fans from seeing their own team play?
Having access to the venue (HFA is an advantage unto itself), but when you try to restrict attendance from opposing fans to enhance your hjome field advantage...it sets a bad precedent, and the league needs to adopt an honor system whereby a certain number of tickets are to be set aside for opposing fans.
[ Edited by kray28 on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM ]